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Economic solutions for Climate Change


As a teacher of Economics, this podcast can teach your students about Environmental Resources and Energy Economics, and use of carbon tax policy as a possible economic solution to climate change.

This audio will help students understand the relationship between economics and climate change. Additionally, they will learn about carbon pricing theory and its effectiveness. They will be exposed to initiatives such as the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition and will learn about the dynamics between technology, economics and politics.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is Environmental Economics?
  2. How has economics played a role in creating the current climate change crisis?
  3. What is carbon pricing and how does it work?
  4. What is ‘dirty’ infrastructure and how does it impact climate change?
About Tool
Tool Name Can Economics save Climate Change? Change
Discipline Economics 
Topic(s) in Discipline Environmental Economics, Climate Change Economics, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Pricing, Energy Economics, Economics of Fossil Fuels
Climate Topic Climate Economics, Climate Solutions 
Type of tool Audio (51 mins)
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by The Elephant (Cameron Hepburn, Oxford University)  
Hosted at Player FM
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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